Politics

Obama’s Tax Trap

  (Slate) – The most notable Republican reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night did not come from official respondent Joni Ernst, the rookie senator from Red Oak, Iowa, with the camouflage high heels. It came from Mitt Romney, newly back in Read More

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Ann Coulter Calls Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC’s ‘Token’ African-American

[Huffington Post] Ann Coulter called Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC’s “token” African-American on Monday, in response to the host’s apology to the Romney family. Harris-Perry came under fire recently for joking about Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson Kieran being the only black person in a photo of the Romney Read More

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Op-Ed

Look Who’s ‘Lazy’ and ‘Crazy’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Voter suppression is alive and well, especially in the state of North Carolina, where a Republican official, Don Yelton, proved himself to be at best intellectually limited, and at worse, downright crazy. While discussing North Carolina’s new voter ID law, Read More

Op-Ed

Understanding Why Republicans Lost

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, “W-e-l-l, there you go again.”  Post-election, the Republicans just can’t seem to get their act together.  They can’t bring themselves to admit that President Obama beat them fair and square. Karl Rove said Read More

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Business Exchange: Back to the Status Quo

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   “One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion” ― Voltaire How could a president facing unemployment near 8 percent, and a national debt topping $16 trillion win a second term Read More

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National

Black Youth Critical to Obama’s Victory

By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Although youth are credited with helping President Obama defeat Mitt Romney on Election Day, the president would not have carried that bloc of voters if Black youth had not supported him in overwhelming numbers, according to exit Read More

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Romney’s African American Appeal

By Cynthia Griffin Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Newspaper Outreach seen as must California Republicans Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for Gov. Mitt Romney as their choice for the party’s presidential nominee. More than 1.1 million (or 79.6 percent) of votes cast went to the Read More